U.S. Senators Manuscript Collections

Papers of United States Senators from Missouri. This topic is a subcategory of the Government category. Additional subcategories under the Government category include Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs, Missouri Governors, and United States Representatives.

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Atchison, David Rice (1807-1886), Biographical Sketch, (C2107)
1 folder
Manuscript submitted to MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW. A short biography of Atchison, emphasizing his family background, education, law and political career in Kentucky, and service as a U.S. Senator from Missouri. Author unknown.

Atchison, David Rice (1807-1886), Papers, 1837-1953, (C0071)
MICROFILM (Volumes only)
0.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Correspondence, miscellaneous papers and clippings and diaries of D.R. Atchison. Includes letters from A.E. Hannegan, C.F. Jackson, James H. Birch, Jeff Davis, Stephen W. Kearney, and J.W. Denver. Material on politics, particularly the slavery issue and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as personal and family correspondence. Diaries primarily contain daily accounts of weather and farming.


Baldwin, Abraham (1754-1807), Papers, 1805-1807, (C1842)
1 folder
The papers of Abraham Baldwin contain handwritten copies of letters from Obadiah Crawford, Jared Mansfield (1759-1830), and Samuel Hammond (1757-1842) to Abraham Baldwin, U.S. Senator from Georgia. The letters discuss the situation in the Louisiana Purchase territory. Originals are in possession of the University of Georgia. Copies were made by Dorothy B. Dorsey.

Barclay, Thomas Swain (1892-1993), Papers, 1912, 1915-1925, 1935, (C3938)
1 linear foot
Papers of Thomas Swain Barclay, a professor of political science, member of the American Red Cross during World War I, and member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity at the University of Missouri. The papers consist of personal and professional correspondence, a wartime diary, overseas duty related papers, newsletters and programs, three dimensional items, photographs, oversized visual items, and miscellaneous material collected from his various associations.

Barton, David, (1783-1837), Letter, 1837, (C2211)
1 folder,
Barton writes that he is unable to "go to Fayette, St. Louis or Kaskaskia" since he wishes "to visit in a S.W. direction." He also writes that he is "willing to resume [Alcorn] or Hickman" at Hayden's option. Barton was one of the first U.S. senators from Missouri, serving from 1821 to 1831.

Benton, Thomas Hart (1782-1858), Letter, (C2701)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter concerning Samuel Watson's pension application.

Bond, Christopher S. "Kit" (1939- ), Papers, (CA5950)
478.75 cubic feet, A/V material
The papers of a Missouri Governor and U.S. Senator include gubernatorial and senatorial material, including political and campaign material, legislative material, press releases, correspondence, speeches, travel logs, subject files, clippings, photographs, and audiovisual material.

Bond, Christopher S. (1939- ), Speech, 1971, (C3299)
1 folder
Inaugural remarks of state auditor of Missouri, January 11, 1971.

Bond, Kit, Portrait, (P0562)
1 photograph
Autographed photo of Kit Bond.

Brantley, Mary E., “John S. Phelps and the Public Domain,” n.d., (C1055)
3 volumes
John S. Phelps (1814-1886) served in the Missouri state legislature, 1840-1841, in Congress, 1845-1863, and as governor of Missouri, 1877-1881. Collection contains two volumes of notes and a typescript volume (74 pp.).

Briggs Family, Papers, (CA6309)
2 cubic feet, 1 oversize volume
The collection contains the papers of the Briggs family of Macon, Missouri, and includes scrapbooks, photograph albums, and newspaper clippings. Members of the family include U.S. Senator Frank P. Briggs and journalist Ruth Briggs Bratek, a graduate of the University of Missouri.

Briggs, Frank P. (1894-1992), Papers, c.1900-1992, (C3950)
6 linear feet, 3 audio cassettes, 2 films, 9 records
Papers of a Democratic Missouri state senator, United States senator, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Fish and Wildlife, Freemason, and newspaper publisher, consisting of correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, speeches, campaign materials, and miscellaneous papers.

Bushmann, Eugene G. (1933- ), Papers, c. 1961-1974 (C4076)
1 cubic foot
The papers of Eugene Bushmann document the political campaigns of Thomas F. Eagleton in 1964, 1968, and 1974 in Missouri. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, speeches, publicity materials, directories, clippings, and newsletters. The collection also contains newspaper clippings regarding Eagleton’s political opponents True Davis and Edward Long in the 1968 U.S. Senate election.


Carnahan, Jean (1933- ), Papers, 2001-2002, (C4015)
4 linear feet, 89 video cassettes
The papers of Jean Carnahan, U.S. Senator from the state of Missouri from 2001 to 2002, consist of legislative memos, journals, briefings, guest books, miscellaneous senatorial correspondence, photographs, and video cassettes.

Carnahan Family Oral Histories, (SP0050)
0.5 cubic foot (8 folders, 11 cassette tapes)
The Carnahan Family Oral Histories consists of eleven cassette tapes featuring interviews with family members of Governor Mel Carnahan. They were interviewed by Alex Primm two to four months following the Governor’s death in a plane crash on October 16, 2000.

Chamier, Richard J. Papers, (C4379)
1.8 cubic feet (74 folders)
Military, political, legislative and civic work of a former Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army in World War II, Missouri State Senator, and Associate Circuit Judge of Randolph County. Correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings, including campaigns for State Senator in 1948 and 1952. Also clippings on speeches and legislative bills to update Missouri criminal codes, and service with the Missouri Commission on Human Rights.

Clark, Champ (1850-1921) and Bennett Champ (1890-1954), Papers, 1853-1973, (C0666)
25 linear feet, 4 oversize volumes
Political and personal papers of a Democratic U.S. congressman from Missouri, 1893-1895 and 1897-1921, and his son, a Democratic U.S. senator from Missouri, 1933-1945. Also includes materials of other family members. Collection contains correspondence, financial and legal documents, journals, photographs, speeches and writings, and clippings and scrapbooks.

Clark, Champ (1850-1921), Letter, 1912, (C1991)
1 folder
The collection contains a letter to Richard H. Edwards, Baltimore, MD, from Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 1912. The letter predicts phenomenal growth of the South.


Danforth, John C. Papers (CA5455)
301.75 cubic feet, 9 oversize volumes, 1 card file, audiovisual material, 12 oversize items, born digital files
Papers and office files created and collected by John C. Danforth, Attorney General of Missouri, 1969-1976; U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1976-1995; U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2004-2005. Includes staff files, correspondence, reports, slides, computer discs, and audiovisual materials.

Donnell, Forrest C. (1884-1980), Senatorial Papers, 1945-1950, (C0796)
100 linear feet
Papers of a Republican senator from Missouri, 79th through 81st Congresses. Contains correspondence and notes about such post-World War II subjects as economic adjustments, displaced persons, labor, civil rights, atomic energy, and the spread of communism.


Eagleton, Thomas F. (1929-2007), Papers, 1944-1987, (C0674)
Papers of a Democratic Circuit Attorney for the city of St. Louis, 1956-1960; Attorney General of Missouri, 1960-1964; Lieutenant Governor of Missouri, 1964-1968; and U.S. Senator from Missouri, 1969-1986. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, speeches and press releases, audiovisual materials, microfilm, and newspaper clippings.

Eagleton, Thomas F., Papers (CA4720)
211.2 cubic feet (includes audio visual material)
Addition of materials concerning Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries and Commission on Base Realignment and Closure. Papers from Eagleton's years in public service.

Eagleton, Thomas F. (1929-2007), Papers, (CA5736)
91 linear feet, 2 audio cassettes, 1 computer disc, 1 DVD, 3 rolls of microfilm, 8 video cassettes
Addition to papers of a former senator from Missouri. Includes campaign and election files; pre-senatorial papers relating to offices of attorney general and lt. governor; and post-senatorial papers relating to teaching, writing, St. Louis Rams, and other activities.

Espy, James C., "Interviewed Editor McCullagh," 1933, (C2097)
1 folder
Manuscript submitted to the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW. Interview with Colonel Joseph Burbridge McCullagh, editor of the ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, on November 12, 1895, about his rumored senatorial candidacy. Interview was published in the ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC, November 13, 1895.


Hennings, Thomas C., Jr. (1903-1960), Papers, 1901-1960 (C3000)
190.5 linear feet, 6 audio tapes, 5 films, 5 rolls of microfilm, 25 records, 1 oversize volume
Personal and political papers of a Democratic congressman, 1934-1940; St. Louis circuit attorney, 1940-1941; naval officer, 1941-1944; lawyer, 1944-1950; and U.S. senator, 1950-1960. Collection focuses on senatorial years, the bulk consisting of constituent correspondence, and is arranged topically.

Hults, Jan E. (1949- ) Dissertation, 1996, (K1003)
1 folder
Hult's dissertation on the career of Senator James Alexander Reed (1861-1944) .


Kem, James Preston, (1890-1965), Papers, 1946-1952, (C2700)
157 linear feet on 550 rolls of microfilm, 2 audio discs
The Kem Papers document the term of a Republican United States Senator from Missouri. The bulk of the material is constituent correspondence.


Lanham, Charles, Photograph Collection, (P0071)
11 photographs
Copy photos of 19th century U.S. Congressmen from Missouri

Long, Edward V. (1908-1972), Papers, 1951-1969, (C1268)
308.75 linear feet
The papers of Edward V. Long, a Democratic senator from Missouri, consist of correspondence, memos, and other material relating to Long’s career in the U.S. Senate.

Long, Edward V. (1908-1972), Papers, (CA6175)
208 negatives
Photographic negatives of a United States Senator from Missouri, 1960-1968. Most images were taken in Long's office in Washington, DC. Notables pictured with Long include John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Harry S. Truman, and Stan Musial.


Missouri. General Assembly, Senate, Letterhead, n.d., (C1679)
1 folder
The collection contains senate stationery with representations of the state seal and state capitol as a letterhead.


Palmer, Waldo E., Photograph Collection, (P0031)
2 photographs
Crayon portrait of Elizabeth Dent, and photo of Waldo Palmer with Stuart Symington


Reed, James Alexander (1861-1944) Papers, 1903-1950, (K0443)
59 cubic feet, 45 phonograph recordings
Personal and professional correspondence, speeches, case files, legal documents, scrapbooks, and subject files of Kansas City Mayor and United States Senator James A. Reed.


Shields Monument Association, Record Book, 1880-1881, (C1254)
1 volume
Association formed to raise $10,000 for monument at grave in Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, Carrolton, MO, of General James Shields, U.S. Senator from Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri. Also some loose papers.

Stephenson, Malvina (1911-1996), Papers, 1863-1996, (C4038)
8.75 linear feet, 1 audio disc, 2 video cassettes
The papers of Malvina Stephenson contain the professional papers of a journalist who spent most of her career covering politics in Washington, D.C. The collection includes story and subject files, scrapbooks of articles and columns, research for a biography on Senator Robert S. Kerr, scripts for radio news reports, and other personal and professional material.

Stone, William Joel (1848-1918), Papers, 1859-1935, (C0930)
114 folders, 1 volume
The papers of a Missouri congressman (1885-1891), governor (1893-1897), and U.S. senator (1903-1918), includes information on Stone's early career in Nevada, Missouri, the 1908 senatorial election, his senatorial career, and his death.

Symington, W. Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, (CA6176)
0.6 cubic feet, 1 audio disc, 94 negatives, 1 color slide
Addition of miscellaneous political material, including position papers, correspondence, notebooks, and Young Democratic Club of Missouri material. Also included are photographic negatives relating to Symington's campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 1960.

Symington, W. Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, 1918-1995, (C3874)
316.25 linear feet, 86 ephemera items, 41 audio discs, 11 audio cassettes, 64 audio tapes, 32 reels of 16mm film, 2 reels of 35mm film, 3 video tapes, 2 video cassettes, 2 CDs, 5 DVDs
The papers of William Stuart Symington, U.S. Senator from Missouri (1953-1976), include constituent correspondence, family and personal correspondence, limited genealogical and family materials, appointment books and calendars, audio and video recordings, campaign materials, editorial cartoons, select invitations and itineraries, limited pre-senatorial materials, photographs, photographic negatives and slides, press files, scrapbooks, selected Congressional testimonies, speeches, staff memoranda, voting records, and miscellaneous ephemera.

Symington, Stuart (1901-1988), Scrapbooks, 1945-1976, (C3637)
1 folder, 37 volumes on 6 rolls of microfilm
Primarily newspaper clippings documenting Symington’s years as a Democratic senator from Missouri, 1953-1976. Early volumes cover his activities while heading the Surplus Property Board, the Air Force, the National Security Resources Board, and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation.

Symington, Stuart (1901-1988), Papers, 1953-1976, (C3562)
292 rolls of microfilm
Carbon copies of letters sent from Stuart Symington's office while he was a Democratic senator from Missouri. The files are arranged alphabetically by year.


Talent, Jim, Portrait, (P0579)
1 photograph
Portrait of US Senator for Missouri, 2002-2007, Jim Talent.

Truman, Harry S., Portraits, (P0189)
7 photographs
Portraits of Harry S. Truman, U.S. Senator from Missouri and, in 1952, U.S. President, from 1941 (2), 1952 (3), and 1957 (2). Photos from 1952 contain a written message to the State Historical Society of Missouri and signature of Mr. Truman.

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